Happy Holidays!!!

Andy and I just want to say “Thanks, and Merry Christmas” to all of our wonderful clients and friends! It’s certainly been a very busy year. Between caring for clients, teaching 25+ classes at Ohio State, and visiting Annie in Massachusetts, I’ve barely had time for anything else. Still, I was able to get this website going, and hope to share even more interesting and useful information with you in the coming year, so stay tuned!

People often ask about the photo on the blog banner and on my new business card, so I thought, as a small gift to you, I’d post the entire photo, along with another, for you to use as a screen saver or desktop background. Both are sized for widescreen monitors. But – if you pass them on to your friends, please be sure to credit me for the photos!

Andero, as some of you may know, is an 11-year-old Peruvian Paso gelding from northern Louisiana whom I purchased in mid-2006 after my first Paso passed away. Peruvian Pasos are fairly uncommon, especially in the northeast and midwest, and are not the same breed as their cousin the American Paso Fino. Although they’re both so-called gaited breeds, the Peruvian Paso has only Spanish horses (and no Thoroughbred) in its lineage, is generally a bit larger and coarser than the Paso Fino, and moves with more forward motion. These horses are bred to be fine riding horses, and are not particularly well-suited to other equine activities.

I’m looking forward to seeing each of you in the new year. Among other things, I plan on doing several clinics as well as posting on a more regular basis. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the photos, and have a great holiday!